I can hardly believe we are in June already! It has been such a cold year here in the UK. We had a picnic today at a beautiful garden not too far from where we live but we were still wearing jumpers. As we walked around the garden and looked at the beautiful tress and flowers, I could not help but think about God and his wonderful creation. As I watched the kids run around with big smiles on their faces, my heart was filled with joy and thankfulness that our God blessed us with their lives. As I watched my husband so gentle and kind, giving time to his lovely mum and the kids, I could not help but feel so grateful that God brought him into my life to make me a better person! I am truly a blessed woman!
After the busy day running around we stopped to watch a bit of TV and the news were so sad. Lots of murders, violence and injustice all around the word! I was reading some news about my home country and it was so depressing… so many people distorting God’s ways and wanting to make changes for their own gain and in a real loud voice choosing to ignore God. For a moment all the happiness I felt earlier in the day seemed to have disappeared. I sat down to write. I looked at the screen with a heavy heart and then I picked my Bible up and opened it looking for encouragement for my soul and this is what I read:
“22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. 24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” 25 The Lord is good to those who depend on him,to those who search for him.” Lamentations 3:22-25
I read these verses and it was like watching the sunrise on a nice beach! You see the amazing light and the colours in the sky and the water and the freshness of a new day. It was God gently reminding me, that it is because of His love that this corrupt and broken world is not destroyed. It is because of His immense love for his children that his mercies are renewed every morning! I can shout out loud that “I will hope in Him”. How wonderful it is to be reminded that “The Lord is good to those who depend on Him!”
So, as I finish this day and this post I can look back at the beginning of this first day of June and say: it is so true! God IS good to those who depend on Him. This morning I was reminded of that when we were out on our picnic. I sat down with a heart that had for a moment let the sadness of this world make it heavy and in a gentle embrace I was so encouraged by God’s word!
I look forward to what tomorrow will bring because it will be a new day full of God’s mercies and hope still remains!